Wednesday February 9, 2011 Friendlies Finished Westfalenstadion

Germany 1 - 1 Italy

  • Klose 17’
  • Rossi 81’

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  1. Euro 2012 qual. - Stubborn Italy hold Germany

    Euro 2012 qual. - Stubborn Italy hold Germany

    Germany conceded a late equaliser to draw 1-1 in their friendly match against Italy at the Westfalenstadion, Dortmund. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Germany
    • Italy
    • 90+2' There goes the final whistle! Germany fail to get their revenge over Italy in Dortmund, then, though both sides played some lovely football at times. Thanks for joining our live coverage!
    • 90+1' The move is brought to a swift end after a foul in the middle of the park, and the referee takes a look at his watch...
    • 90' The throw goes straight to a white shirt, and Germany look to counter!
    • 89' We're edging into stoppage time here, and it looks like we're heading for a draw! Italy have a throw deep on the German right though, and are looking menacing
    • 88' Ozil cuts back onto his right foot just outside the area in the right channel, before trying to play a clever pass with the outside of his foot that goes straight out for a goal kick
    • 87' Germany with the ball now, and Gotze carries it into the area on the right, before playing a short pass to Ozil
    • 86' There's plenty of space opening up, but a fair few tired legs too. De Rossi tries to pick out a diagonal pass, but it's too close to Neuer and the keeper holds it
    • 84' Both sides try their hands at cute flicks in the middle of the park, and both sides end up losing the ball as a consequence. Italy are on the ball, with Criscito winning a throw on the left
    • 83' The visitors are back on the ball, and the hosts still look shellshocked
    • 81' Cracking vision from Criscito to pick out Rossi for that goal, and can the Italian's make the most of their momentum now to gain another victory over Germany at the Westfalenstadion?!
    • 80' GOAL! THEY GET ONE! ITALY DRAW LEVEL! Criscito dinks a lovely ball through the defence for Rossi to chase. The youngster finds a yard of space in the box, and forces a save from Neuer, but the ball falls straight back to him and he slots into the bottom left corner of the net!
    • 78' Italy still enjoying plenty of time on the ball, but it's all in their own half at the moment. They need a spark, and quick!
    • 76' And that's a rude introduction for Grosskreutz! Maggio clatters into him inside the German half, and the referee blows for a free kick
    • 75' Germany sub: Klose off, Grosskreutz on
    • 74' Giovinco's first act in this game will be to take a free kick, some 25 yards out in the left channel. He stands over it... and lifts it meakly into the box for the German defence to clear
    • 73' Italy sub: Mauri off, Giovinco on
    • 72' The German corner is woeful, and easily cleared. Italy counter at pace
    • 71' Italy press with Chiellini on the left, he lifts the ball over Boateng inside the box and runs into the German sub! He stays down, but again the referee waves play on! German counter at pace, and they've got numbers now! Ranocchia gets back to deflect the ball out for a corner, and that was crucial defending! Chiellini, meanwhile, has stayed down
    • 69' The visitors seem to run out of ideas again, though, and the eventual long ball is easily gathered in by the white-shirted defence. The ball is played forwards to Schweinsteiger, who hammers a shot wildly over the bar from range
    • 68' Just over 20 minutes left in Dortmund, and Italy are finally enjoying a lengthy spell of pressure. Chiellini has the ball at the back
    • 67' It's another corner to Italy... and this time Montolivo fires an effort high over the bar from close range
    • 66' The visitors win a corner of their own on the right... sent deep to AQUILANI! The sub fires a low volley just wide of the left post!
    • 65' Germany with a corner on the left... headed clear, and Italy counter
    • 64' With Lahm off, Schweinsteiger takes the captain's armband for Germany
    • 63' Germany sub: Badsturber and Lahm off, Boateng and Hummels on
    • 62' Italy sub: Motta off, Aquilani on
    • 61' Multiple changes being lined up on both benches, as Italy have the ball in the middle
    • 58' Gotze chases down Buffon as the Italy keeper looks to clear, and the pace of this match has just gone up a notch or two!
    • 55' Chiellini leads the defence into the German box for the corner... which is plucked out of the air by Neuer
    • 54' Swung into the middle and headed clear. Italy immediately counter, and win a corner up the other end
    • 53' Germany counter along the left wing, and Aogo forces a sensational sliding challenge from Christian Maggio, who is on for the injured Cassani. Germany have a corner...
    • 51' We're being treated to a feast of passing at the Westfalenstadion! A fluent German move breaks down on the right after a vital interception from Ranocchia, and Italy counter. Mauri lifts a lovely ball over the top of the defence for Rossi to chase, and the substitute forces a decent save from Neuer with a shot to the near post
    • 50' Podolski jinks inside and out of the edge of the Italian box and SHOOTS! Dragged just wide of the left post under pressure from Cassani!
    • 49' Aogo advances along the left for Italy, but sees his cross deflected back for a German throw
    • 48' Italy half-time subs: Cassano and Pazzini off, Rossi and Borriello on
    • 48' Some half-time housekeeping. Germany sub: Muller off, Gotze on
    • 47' Podolski immediately charges along the left flank, but runs into a dead end and is forced to pass backwards
    • 46' Welcome back for the second half! We're back underway in Dortmund, with Germany now playing from left to right
    • 45+2' HALF TIME! The referee brings an end to an entertaining 45 minutes of football! We've had one goal for Germany, and three controversial decisions from the referee! Join us in a few moments for the second half.
    • 45+1' The replays show the ball clearly hit Aogo's hands as he slid in with his hands around his head. Falls into the 'seen 'em given' catagory.
    • 45' Italy regain possession, and Cassani is in acres of space on the right! He advances into the box with no one around him... SHOOTS! BLOCKED BY THE SLIDING AOGO! What a covering challenge that was, though the Italians are claiming handball!
    • 44' ...headed clear. Germany back on the ball, and looking to counter
    • 43' Chiellini draws a good challenge from Lahm in the left portion of the area, and wins a corner
    • 42' Mauri with the ball on the edge of the German box. Dinks it through to CASSANO WHO GOES DOWN! Again, the referee plays on! Suffice to say, Cassano's not too happy, he thinks he got a shove in the back
    • 40' Lovely passing from Germany in the middle of the park, but they take the one-touch passing a move too far trying to play Aogo down the left wing, and the ball is cut out
    • 39' It's end to end football again! Cassini - working tirelessly on the right - pings a crossfield ball to the left wing, which Lahm energetically heads clear
    • 38' Taken short, but the German defence is looking organised tonight. Hoofed clear for Muller to chase...
    • 37' Italy with a free kick, wide right
    • 36' De Rossi tries his luck from range, but Neuer gets two firm hands behind the shot. Palmed clear
    • 35' Khedira stays down, before gingerly getting back to his feet. Looks fit to continue
    • 34' Thiago Motta goes into a standing challenge on Sami Khedira a second too late, and the German midfielder goes down in a heap. Yellow card for the Brazil-born Italian midfielder
    • 32' Big, big shot from the referee - looked a stone-waller to me. Germany survive though...
    • 31' Mauri finds Cassano on the edge of the penalty area, who takes a touch before slipping the ball back through to him AND MAURI IS FELLED IN THE BOX! PENALTY? NOT GIVEN!
    • 30' De Rossi tries to release Cassano, but the Milan striker is just offside
    • 29' Ranocchia takes down Ozil, and the ref blows for a free kick
    • 28' The ball is played back to Neuer, who hoofs it long and it almost drops into the path of Klose! Cassani heads back to Buffon, but that was a close call!
    • 27' Patient football again from the Germans, refusing to be rushed by the chasing Italians. The ball is played back to Mertesacker, who switches left to Aogo. Acres of space for the hosts in the middle of the pitch
    • 25' Germany play back to Neuer from the throw, who quickly releases the ball up the left wing
    • 24' Italy finally back on the ball, in their own half. De Rossi tries a Hollywood crossfield ball from the right wing, which goes out for a German throw
    • 23' Italy just can't keep hold of the ball at the moment, as another long hoof forward is comfortably dealth with by the defence. Germany back in possession, and cruising
    • 22' The move finally breaks down on the right, as Muller runs into trouble on the edge of the box, but the ball breaks to PODOLSKI! Driven just wide of Buffon's left-hand post from 25 yards!
    • 21' Lovely play from the hosts, teasing the ball from left to right, and left again, and forcing Italy to chase the game
    • 20' Germany with the ball at left back, passing patiently. The pressure is off for the hosts now
    • 19' The ball is swung into the box... and headed well clear by the defence.
    • 18' Italy are looking to counter quickly, and De Rossi wins a corner on the right. Up go the big defenders!
    • 16' GOAL! GERMANY TAKE THE LEAD WITH A FABULOUS COUNTER ATTACK! Ozil flicks the ball into the box with his heel for Muller to chase. Muller unselfishly squares to Klose, who taps the ball past Buffon to give Germany a 1-0 lead!
    • 14' The ball is eventually knocked low into the box, and Neuer gathers
    • 13' The Azzurri look to lower the tempo, passing the ball from left to right along the halfway line
    • 11' Germany back in possession, but Neuer hoofs the ball straight out of play on the right wing for an Italian throw
    • 10' Ooof, take that! Pazzini jinks along the right wing to the touchline, before cutting back with his left foot and sending the chasing defender flying!
    • 9' Montolivo shows some lovely feet on the left wing, but runs into trouble on the edge of the area. It's been real end to end stuff in the first 10 minutes here!
    • 7' Swung into the middle... and held by Buffon!
    • 6' Bonucci called into action again to head Podolski's cross behind for a German corner...
    • 5' Germany on top now, with Schweinsteiger and Ozil exchanging passes on the left. Bonucci clears
    • 4' Italy with the ball in the middle of the park, looking to settle into some possession early in the game
    • 2' There was plenty of whistling during the Italian national anthem from the traveling German fans - any chance some of them remember Italy's 2-0 victory here to knock the hosts out of the 2006 World Cup?
    • 1' We're underway in Dortmund!
    • 19:40 There's one unfamiliar face in the Azzurri ranks this evening - 28-year-old Thiago Motta. The Inter Milan midfielder played two U-23 caps for Brazil, before switching allegiances to Italy, and is set to receive his first cap for Italy tonight!
    • 19:35 Italy, meanwhile, welcome back goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon for the first time since he was substituted in their opening World Cup game last June. The veteran shot-stopper was out of action until January after receiving back surgery. "February 9 will be like a debut for me - it will be another great emotional moment after my return for Juventus," the 33-year-old told his website
    • 19:30 There's a distinctly Borussia Dortmund-ish feel to the German bench this evening - half of their 10 substitutes are on the Bundesliga-leaders's books! That's Mario Goetze, Mats Hummels, Marcel Schmelzer, Kevin Grosskreutz, and Sven Bender.
    • 19:25 ITALY: Buffon, Cassani, Ranocchia, Bonucci, Chiellini, Montolivo, Motta, De Rossi, Mauri, Pazzini, and Cassano. Subs: Sirigu, Criscito, Matri, Borriello, Astori, Aquilani, Palombo, Maggio, Giovinco, Rossi, Nocerino, and Viviano.
    • 19:20 GERMANY: Neuer, Lahm, Badstuber, Mertesacker, Aogo, Schweinsteiger, Khedira, Muller, Ozil, Podolski, and Klose. Subs: Adler, Schmelzer, Friedrich, Westermann, Grosskreutz, Trasch, Hummels, Goetze, Boateng, and Bender.
    • 19:15 Good afternoon and welcome to our live text commentary as Germany take on Italy in a friendly remake of the 2006 World Cup semi final in Dortmund! Kick-off is scheduled for 19:45 (UK time) - that's 30 minutes and counting...
  • Summary

    • 80' GOAL! THEY GET ONE! ITALY DRAW LEVEL! Criscito dinks a lovely ball through the defence for Rossi to chase. The youngster finds a yard of space in the box, and forces a save from Neuer, but the ball falls straight back to him and he slots into the bottom left corner of the net!
    • 71' Italy press with Chiellini on the left, he lifts the ball over Boateng inside the box and runs into the German sub! He stays down, but again the referee waves play on! German counter at pace, and they've got numbers now! Ranocchia gets back to deflect the ball out for a corner, and that was crucial defending! Chiellini, meanwhile, has stayed down
    • 66' The visitors win a corner of their own on the right... sent deep to AQUILANI! The sub fires a low volley just wide of the left post!
    • 50' Podolski jinks inside and out of the edge of the Italian box and SHOOTS! Dragged just wide of the left post under pressure from Cassani!
    • 45' Italy regain possession, and Cassani is in acres of space on the right! He advances into the box with no one around him... SHOOTS! BLOCKED BY THE SLIDING AOGO! What a covering challenge that was, though the Italians are claiming handball!
    • 42' Mauri with the ball on the edge of the German box. Dinks it through to CASSANO WHO GOES DOWN! Again, the referee plays on! Suffice to say, Cassano's not too happy, he thinks he got a shove in the back
    • 31' Mauri finds Cassano on the edge of the penalty area, who takes a touch before slipping the ball back through to him AND MAURI IS FELLED IN THE BOX! PENALTY? NOT GIVEN!
    • 22' The move finally breaks down on the right, as Muller runs into trouble on the edge of the box, but the ball breaks to PODOLSKI! Driven just wide of Buffon's left-hand post from 25 yards!
    • 16' GOAL! GERMANY TAKE THE LEAD WITH A FABULOUS COUNTER ATTACK! Ozil flicks the ball into the box with his heel for Muller to chase. Muller unselfishly squares to Klose, who taps the ball past Buffon to give Germany a 1-0 lead!
    • 19:25 ITALY: Buffon, Cassani, Ranocchia, Bonucci, Chiellini, Montolivo, Motta, De Rossi, Mauri, Pazzini, and Cassano. Subs: Sirigu, Criscito, Matri, Borriello, Astori, Aquilani, Palombo, Maggio, Giovinco, Rossi, Nocerino, and Viviano.
    • 19:20 GERMANY: Neuer, Lahm, Badstuber, Mertesacker, Aogo, Schweinsteiger, Khedira, Muller, Ozil, Podolski, and Klose. Subs: Adler, Schmelzer, Friedrich, Westermann, Grosskreutz, Trasch, Hummels, Goetze, Boateng, and Bender.

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Line-up

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • M. Neuer
      • P. Lahm Substitution Out (63′)
      • P. Mertesacker
      • H. Badstuber Substitution Out (63′)
      • D. Aogo
      • S. Khedira
      • B. Schweinsteiger
      • T. Müller Substitution Out (45′)
      • M. Özil
      • L. Podolski
      • M. Klose Goal Substitution Out (75′)

      Subs

      • A. Friedrich
      • R. Adler
      • H. Westermann
      • S. Bender
      • M. Hummels Substitution In63′
      • J. Boateng Substitution In63′
      • C. Träsch
      • M. Schmelzer
      • K. Grosskreutz Substitution In75′
      • M. Götze Substitution In45′
    • Starting line-up

      • G. Buffon
      • M. Cassani Substitution Out (54′)
      • A. Ranocchia
      • G. Chiellini Substitution Out (78′)
      • L. Bonucci
      • D. De Rossi
      • T. Motta Yellow Card Substitution Out (63′)
      • R. Montolivo
      • A. Cassano Substitution Out (45′)
      • G. Pazzini Substitution Out (45′)
      • S. Mauri Substitution Out (74′)

      Subs

      • C. Maggio Substitution In54′
      • A. Palombo
      • M. Borriello Substitution In45′
      • A. Aquilani Substitution In63′
      • G. Rossi Substitution In45′ Goal
      • S. Sirigu
      • A. Nocerino
      • A. Matri
      • D. Criscito Substitution In78′
      • S. Giovinco Substitution In74′
      • D. Astori
      • E. Viviano
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